[rescue] Need 4-pin PSU to front motherboard connector for Sun V210

microcode at zoho.com microcode at zoho.com
Tue May 29 09:24:11 CDT 2012

A kind-hearted list member sent me a PSU and some RAM for my V210. I finally
got around to installing stuff today and I found out one of the connectors
on the new PSU I received has shattered and splintered and can't be used.
Apparently from heat or age or both it became so brittle it started
disintegrating and the pins must have gotten damaged along the way. The
connector I am talking about is the 4 pin square connector that goes
through the bulkhead to the front system board and terminates behind the
system configuration card.

The PSU I was going to replace failed today after I put it back in when
the new one couldn't be used. Although the BIOS is showing every possible
PSU error the system seems to run ok, as before. Sun sure made good stuff!
Their servers even run fine with a failed PSU...

As I was doing all this I spilled a nice full cup of coffee (that I had
deliberately moved out of the way, or so I thought) all over a Filco while
moving stuff around so I could work on this machine. At least now I get to
test the "wash the keyboard in the shower" theory. So far it's dead but
maybe it will start working again when it dries out. If not that was an
expensive cup of coffee.

At least the RAM I installed works.

Anyway, is it possible to get a hold of these connectors along with the
crimp-on pins? They look fairly standard, I just don't know who sells stuff
like that.

I don't know if I can post attachments to the list but I have pics if
anybody can help. 

I'm also looking to buy additional PSUs and RAM for V440 and V210s.
Somebody had said they had some RAM to give me but it's been a long time
and nothing heard. If you have anything to sell please email me with your

Thank you.

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